Square Enix has announced Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut for Wii U. In development at Eidos Montréal, the game is billed as the “definitive version” of the action-RPG, which first launched on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in August 2011.

The publisher said the Director's Cut will feature “overhauled boss fights, refined game balance and combat, improved AI, and striking visual improvements which make this edition the best looking and most immersive Deus Ex experience available”.

It will also include the entire Missing Link DLC chapter and former pre-order bonus mission Tongs's Rescue, “a full slate of Wii U GamePad features including touch-screen hacking, interactive map editing, augmented sniping, grenade throwbacks and many other neural hub enhancements”, plus Miiverse integration.

It was rumoured earlier this week that the game would be making its way to Nintendo’s console after Amazon listed it for release in May. Square’s official line is that the title is “coming soon”. Check out the first batch of Wii U screenshots and the box art above.

We said in our original Deus Ex: Human Revolution review: “As far as single-player experiences are concerned, DX:HR is one of the absolute best of this console generation. Unless you insist on having some kind of multiplayer mode, or hate reading, there's no reason you won’t enjoy DX:HR. While it’s slightly more linear than the original, the level of polish and effort that have gone into it more than make up for it. Eidos Montreal has successfully blended the best of both worlds, rebooting a classic franchise without losing the core of what made the original beloved.”


  • talleyXIV - March 24, 2013 4:29 p.m.

    I want to say yay, but holy fuck I want an original game.
  • Nines - March 20, 2013 10:06 p.m.

    I would prefer more DLC for this game on the main three platforms. :/
  • AmigaEngine - March 20, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    Fantastic news Square. Now bring on Tomb Raider
  • larkan - March 20, 2013 2:32 p.m.

    Cue crappy, barely usable inventory interface tacked on to make the game a viable $60 again. So glad I have a PC, picked up the entire game and DLC for $10 on Steam. Enjoy that overpriced "next gen" system though :D
  • Stillnotlola - March 20, 2013 2:31 p.m.

    Overhauls to the gameplay, inclusion of dlc, visual upgrades? Maaaan I'm sold.
  • ZeeCaptain - March 20, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    I'm excited to hear that there making a port of Deus Ex, I'm not really one for the Wii U, and I've only ever played the one game where your dressed as a blue elephant and you run around and collect candy, so I'm not one to speak for how the controller holds up, but it's questionable to how this will play out with an action shooter, nonetheless I just hope they extend the updated boss fights and what ever other bells and whistles to the Pc and other console versions
  • Swedish_Chef - March 20, 2013 8 a.m.

    It's good to hear that even when they're just making ports for the Wii-U rather than a brand new game that third party developers are actually putting effort into them. Really cool to hear that they're overhauling the boss fights, they always stood out as one big flaw in an otherwise incredibly refined game to me (which makes sense as they were outsourced to a different studio explaining the jarring jump in the lack of choice present, direction and quality of the boss fights compared to the rest of the game) so it's good to hear that people picking up the game for the first time will get to play the game with this fixed. A lot of the other fixes in the brief are also very promising (ai of the original was mostly competent but could be extremely buggy/stupid in occasions and some of the augmentations were either essential or damn near useles), visual improvements are nice although even on PC the game was never exactly what I would call a technical showcase with the presentation of the game mostly being carried by the art direction and soundtrack both of which can be downright incredible at times. As for the gamepad, if they keep it intuitive and use it cleverly rather than as a gimmick it could potentially add quite a bit to the experience (I can see inventory management being greatly improved for example). It's not mentioned in the brief so I doubt it but I do hope they improve the endings, as they definitely suffer a lot from the Deus-Ex Machina (coincidence?) Choice Plot Device that was also later present in Mass Effect 3 while being pretty underwhelming in general (with the exception of the post credits music which was awesome). In summary though this is great news not just for Wii-U owners but gamers in general.
  • jsty3105 - March 20, 2013 7:07 a.m.

    Fantastic announcement - have it on the PC but always felt it was a natural thing for it to go on the Wii U. I had also initially listed this as no 7 in my top ten games that would be perfect for the Wii U blog post -

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